NTSB Identification: ATL84FA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25442.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 06, 1984 in PAINTER, VA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N11JJ
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER ENCOUNTERING LOW CEILINGS, THE PLT ATTEMPTED A PRECAUTIONARY LDG. UPON REALIZING LIGHTS FROM THE GROUND WERE ON A HOUSE, A GO-AROUND WAS INITIATED WITH A CLIMBING LEFT TURN. THE ACFT THEN FLEW INTO TREES ONE FOURTH TO ONE HALF MILE FROM THE HOUSE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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